ITM Power Signs Fuel Contract with Commercial Group
The business services company Commercial has been operating a fleet of hydrogen hybrid delivery vans since 2013 across London and the South East, along the M4 corridor and out into the South West. With ITM Power expanding the UK hydrogen refuelling network, Commercial will be able to serve more customers across its low-carbon logistics network.
Carbon emissions from Commercial's hydrogen vans are significantly lower than traditional comparable diesel vehicles and deliver significant environmental benefits. Commercial's hydrogen van fleet was deployed via projects with funding support from Innovate UK. These projects successfully demonstrated the environmental benefits of the hydrogen technology and the vehicles will continue to operate across Commercial's fleet.
Simone Hindmarch-Bye, Commercial's co-founder and Sales Director commented: "We are delighted that we can now extend our low-carbon hydrogen delivery services to more customers nationwide by utilising the expanding network of hydrogen refuelling stations. The use of hydrogen continues to demonstrate Commercial's commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and exploring new and innovative technologies to reduce the UK's dependency on fossil fuels. "
Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power, commented: "We are building a portfolio of fuel customers and following the first contract - to supply Toyota, we are very pleased to be working with Commercial again who are pioneers in the adoption of fleet logistics using hydrogen. We look forward to supporting their fleets at our hydrogen refuelling stations."
Commercial Group is the largest, independently owned business services company in the UK. Comprising four divisions; Office Supplies, IT Services, Interiors and Print, we are renowned for consistently delivering high quality consultancy, service and products to our customers nationwide. Founded by Arthur Hindmarch, his sister Simone Hindmarch-Bye and university friend Alastair Adams in 1991, Commercial has since grown to a ?42 million turnover business. Coined a company of specialists, we develop strong, longstanding partnerships with customers. Understanding each customer has their own unique requirements, we tailor our solutions to enable them to meet their business aims and objectives.